Building a Program of Research - from Thought to Funding

Facilitators: Drs. Loretta & John Jemmott: Collaboration with fmr Penn SON Summer Institute Fellows



The goal of the workshop is to build knowledge, self-efficacy, and skills for building a program of research from the researcher’s first thought to funding.  For this workshop a program of research is defined as a coherent expression of a researcher's area of interest that has public health significance, builds from the published research literature in the field, has relevance for clinical nursing practice, and captures the passion and commitment of the researcher.


At the end of this workshop participants will have:

1. Increased knowledge of the steps for building a program of research

2. increased understanding of health behavior theories

3. Increased knowledge on how to take their beginning research questions and take it to the next step

4. Increased understanding on how to measure what they are trying to capture

5. Increased knowledge on the matching the best research method with the research questions

6. A greater understanding on how to use theory to guide the development of measures and behavioral interventions

7. Increased knowledge and understanding of using mixed methods to guide and build the development of their program of research

8. A beginning understanding of how to design intervention research

9. A beginning understanding on how to do implementation science

10. New research partners to assist in taking them to their next research steps


Structure and Format:

Date: June 5, 2019

Time: 8:30 - 4:30

Cost:  $150

Students (unlicensed): $100


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Pre-Conference Institute Fee

Licensed Nurse and/or Non-member - $150 | Student Fee (unlicensed) - $100

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Pre-Conference Speaker

Dr. Loretta Sweet Jemmott

Dr. Loretta Sweet Jemmott

Loretta Sweet Jemmott, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Vice President for Health and Health Equity at Drexel University and professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions.  In her role as Vice President, Dr. Jemmott dedicates her time to improving health outcomes for neighborhoods in West Philadelphia through community engagement and visionary leadership.  

As a scientist, Dr. Jemmott is the nation's leading researcher in the filed of HIV/AIDS prevention.  Dr. Jemmott has received more than $100 million in NIH funding aimed at testing interventions to reduce the risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.  Dr. Jemmott's evidence-based HIV/STI and pregnancy prevention curricula have been designed for national and international dissemination by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Over 50 states incorporate one of Jemmott's nine curricula in their schools, clinics, churches, or community-based agency programs.  

Dr. Jemmott is the recipient of numerous awards including the U.S. Congressional Merit Award.  Dr. Jemmott was elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine.  Prior to serving at Drexel University, Dr. Jemmott as a tenured Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.  Dr. Jemmott is a graduate of Hampton University (BSN), and University of Pennsylvania (PhD, MSN).